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The Center for Cyber Security Education & Research

A National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)

The Center for Cyber Security Education and Research (CCSER) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will serve as an interdisciplinary center to provide program guidance and oversight in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense and will encourage and foster collaboration and outreach opportunities for Colorado State University-Pueblo students, faculty, interested programs and all other private and public institutions.

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    About

    The Center for Cyber Security Education and Research (CCSER) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will serve as an interdisciplinary center to provide program guidance and oversight in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense and will encourage and foster collaboration and outreach opportunities for CSU-Pueblo students, faculty, interested programs and all other private and public institutions.​​​​
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    Goals

    The Center for Cyber Security Education and Research shall have as part of its mission the following GOALS:

    To reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.

    To produce a growing number of students and professionals with expertise in Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense that will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art knowledge and practice in these respective areas.

    To provide collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty, professionals and public and private institutions committed to excellence in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.

    To foster and continuously improve scholarship, professional development, education, research and outreach in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.

    To promote the awareness, understanding, integration and adoption of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense education, research and related in all relevant departments, centers and organizations at Colorado State University-Pueblo.​​

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    Activities

    The Activities by the CCSER shall include, but will not be limited to the following:

    • Facilitating and offering coursework, seminars and educational studies in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Cyber Defense to Colorado State University-Pueblo students, Pueblo area students and all military and military-related personnel to address the national demand for cyber security, information assurance and cyber defense,
    • Providing and facilitating the awarding of course and competency certificates on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Committee for National Systems Security (CNSS) to students and individuals completing the requisite Knowledge Unit requirements for NSA-CNSS course certification,
    • Seeking, encouraging and developing alliances with other Colorado State University-Pueblo departments and centers, other educational institutions, and external corporate and industry organizations for the purpose of pursuing joint educational, research, and grant funding opportunities,
    • Providing educational and outreach programs in the areas of cyber security, cyber defense education and information awareness to K-12 educational levels and to all interested parties, institutions and organizations in the general Pueblo and Colorado areas,
    • Coordinating and collaborating with the Colorado State University-Pueblo Center for Homeland Security Studies (HSS) and all interested entities at Colorado State University-Pueblo for potential educational, research, coursework and outreach opportunities in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Cyber Defense and Homeland Security studies.
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